The Itron Learning University (ILU) in South Africa has received accreditation from the Energy Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA). This accreditation establishes Itron as part of a drive to develop a skilled workforce in South Africa.

The ILU, based in Cape Town, provides hands-on training courses to Itron customers, enabling them to implement and manage electricity and water technology systems, including metering, prepayment systems and data management software. Itron product specialists teach the courses and are available to answer questions and provide support to help learners develop specialised skills.

The EWSETA program is dedicated to reducing unemployment by working with businesses and institutions and aligning training and skill development with work and resources needs. The program aims to help the nearly 4.3 million people who are unemployed throughout South Africa and the estimated 6,000 to 7,000 unemployed graduates throughout the country.

Itron is a global technology company whose broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services.